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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Elk River
Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We purchased our stay through hotwire.com & wasn't sure what we were getting until after hitting submit! I'm surprised this was only a 2 star hotel as I believe it's better than that. Free internet, free parking, free breakfast & a pool, everything we look for in a hotel. The TV was a bit small, but not a big deal. The breakfast was good & plenty. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Cheri S, Sales Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
gustafson6,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and that you were pleasantly surprised at the amenities and value we offer. We look forward to seeing you again, should your travels bring you back to the Elk River area.

Sincerely,
Cheri Singleton
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

We booked through Hotwire which rated this property as a 3 star. Although in 1998 it very well might have been, it certainly isn't now. Outdated, dirty and obviously lacking the TLC and investment to keep it current. Not at the standard of any of the previous Country Inn and Suites we've stayed at.

Not sure where the other reviewers stayed, but it wasnt here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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CarlsonRezidor, Carlson at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for the dissatisfaction of your stay. We take the time to listen to your constructive comments so we can continually improve our services. We hope for another opportunity to exceed your expectations.
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

My wife and I arrived here late on a Friday night, without a reservation. The attentive and congenial front desk person, Joel, couldn't find us a single king. But he quickly put us in a ground floor, easily accessible non-smoking double queen. The facility, in general, and our room, in particular, were very nice -- clean and well-kept. Our room did strike us as sparsely furnished; not a complaint, just an observation. It had everything we needed for our short overnight stay and we slept great. We experienced maybe the least outside noise of any hotel we have ever stayed in. We needed to get going fairly early on Saturday morning, but we did take advantage of the free breakfast before we left. The breakfast buffet was solid, with several nice offerings - scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, make-your-own waffles, cereals, fresh cut fruit, bagels and sweet rolls, and some very good coffee. On the way out, I grabbed a complimentary chocolate chip cookie from the jar in the lobby! We would definitely stay here again. One note: This hotel does not allow pets.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Steve G
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Cheri S, Sales Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Steve,

We are glad we were able to accommodate you during your short visit. The feedback in your thorough and positive review is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Elk River. We will keep the cookies out for you!

Sincerely,
Cheri Singleton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Everything here was outstanding breakfast pool beds cleanliness. Would have gave it 5 stars but always room for improvement. I never give 5 stars out. I would highly recommend staying again. The staff was super friendly all were eager to help us out and the night staff with our late night check in were very nice.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Ben K
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Cheri S, Sales Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Ben,

We truly appreciate your kind words and great review. We strive to provide guests with exceptionally clean and comfortable accommodations in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and it is great to hear that you felt that we were successful in meeting those goals. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,
Cheri Singleton
Sales Manager
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Greenville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

This motel is very clean and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable of the surrounding area and located very well to plenty of restaurants and things to do. We work in this area several times throughout the year and this will definitely be the motel that me and my workers will be using from now on when in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Cheri S, Sales Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
allen42367,

We are so pleased that you found our location convenient and our staff friendly and helpful! Thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to serving you and your workers whenever you are in the area.

Sincerely,
Cheri Singleton
Sales Manager
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Seymour, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Pretty outdated hotel. Room decoration and furniture needs replacing. Chair had a gross liquid stain. TV was at least 15 years old. It didnt feel quite as comfy as some other chains. I was dissapointed. The front desk mgr was very nice. And no thermostat on the wall? Come on!

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Cheri S, Sales Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Robert,

Thank you for reaching out and writing your review. We apologize you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay, and we appreciate you taking the time share your experience. Your comments are valued and will be used to consider improvements in the future. To discuss your stay further, please contact the hotel directly to speak with me.

Sincerely,
Cheri Singleton
Sales Manager
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Clearwater, Minnesota, Usa
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

It was our 25th. Hot tub is room was nice. The king bed was new- very comfortable. Hotel did a great job keeping the rambunctious little people at the other end so; wall way traffic was kept to a min.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheri S, Sales Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Carla,

Congratulations on 25 years of marriage! We are so glad that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration at the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,
Cheri Singleton
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River

Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River
Address: 18894 Dodge St NW, Elk River, MN 55330-5708
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Elk River
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Elk River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Elk River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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